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Looking to hire a freelance sportswear and activewear designer?

Freelance Fashion Designer, Freelance Activewear Designer,

Freelance Sportswear Designer, Sustainable Fashion Designer...

it's a struggle to use one job title to define my role.

Having worked as a senior fashion designer on a range of projects.

I'm just as comfortable designing activewear and sportswear as working

on streetwear and fashion trend projects. I work on multi-product fashion ranges,

covering both menswear and womenswear. I also design outerwear, performance, and workwear.


I currently have projects in various stages of design and production on areas

including golfwear, equestrian, runningwear, boxing apparel, yoga, general fitness activewear, football and teamwear, cycling and outdoorwear.

20 years of fashion design experience have helped me hone my design skills.

No two fashion projects are ever the same. Each brief is unique and requires an understanding of the target audience demographic and product range. I pride myself on being professional and reliable, always making time for clients.

Trends, fit, and consumers change, so I craft each project to suit the brief.

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My specialty is developing unique and original garments by blending technical design with streetwear design. The technicality of performance wear and activewear pushes the boundary of my design capabilities. Keeping up with fashion trends and creating stylish garments is my passion. I grew up with sportswear and streetwear, which gives me a strong connection to that product category. 

Originally from Brighton, I'm now based in the north, located between Manchester and Leeds. I have international design experience working as a senior sportswear designer for Puma, based in Herzo, Germany for 5 years. I worked for 2 years at Umbro designing football performance wear. I also worked as a freelance activewear designer on projects for Adidas.

I work on sustainable fashion design projects and have great sustainable manufacturing and textile contacts. In both sustainable activewear manufacturing and sustainable fashion manufacturing. 

My skills include Trend Analysis, Mood Boards, Colour Direction, Fashion Design CADs on Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, Tech Packs, Fashion Illustration, Merchandising, Problem Solving, Adobe InDesign, Size Charts, BOMs, Sample Development, and Fitting.

I have access to an amazing network of professionals to help with all areas of building a fashion brand. These include manufacturing, fashion e-commerce website design, fabric sourcing, garment technologists, and sustainability experts.

I understand the Direct to Consumer online approach to fashion marketing and how to maximize fashion design collections for social media retailing. I also work on seasonal collection timelines.


If you need an activewear designer get in touch to see what I can offer with a free design consultation.

Fill in the form below for more information.

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Freelance Tech Pack Designer and Fashion Design Services

J Mitchell Design Agency offers the following Freelance Fashion Design services:


  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Powerpoint Presentations

  • Google Docs

  • Microsoft Office

  • Apparel Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Product Development

  • Garment Tech Packs Design

  • Fashion Illustration

  • Multi-product

  • Sustainable Activewear Designer

  • Menswear

  • Womenswear

  • Outerwear

  • Activewear

  • Lifestyle

  • Sportswear

  • Trend Analysis

  • Mood Boards

  • Textiles

  • Denim

  • Brand Development

  • Manufacturing and Sampling

  • Fashion E-Commerce Websites

  • Kidswear

  • Fashion Consultation

  • Workwear

  • Gymwear

  • Fashion Product Development

  • Equestrian Products

  • Tactical Body Armour

  • Bulletproof Vests

  • Fitness Wear

  • Zoom Meetings

  • Design Studio Meetings


"I’ve worked with JMitchelldesign for several different seasonal clothing collections. As a salesman looking after Key National account’s JMD’s designs were strong and contributed hugely to my turnover targets. Jon is an experienced designer having worked for global brands with portfolio of successes to share with potential clients."

Jof Harrison, Key Accounts Manager Dare 2b/Regatta - Google review

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J Mitchell Design is an award-winning

Fashion Design Agency based in the North of England.

Specialist Freelance Activewear Designer and Streetwear Designer.

Providing professional information on how to start a fashion business.

Freelance fashion design and development services include CAD's, Tech Packs, Sample Fitting, Clothing Manufacturing, Trend Analysis, Fashion Illustration and Graphic Design.

Why hire an activewear freelance designer?

Using a freelance sportswear designer makes good business sense.


Paying a contractor for work as and when it's needed is better than paying for a full-time member of staff. No sick pay, no holiday pay, no payroll headache. 


Freelance Fashion Designers have their own tools, are skilled, and crucially can be hired for short-term projects.


A flexible freelancing workforce is essential in the current business climate, where international freelancing has opened up a world of self-employed staff ready to be hired.

An experienced activewear freelancer can work remotely and come with invaluable connections.

Independent contractors are often available at exceptionally short notice to execute tasks that your in-house team may not be able to perform.


Hiring a freelance sportswear designer can save you time, money, and unnecessary headaches.


Freelancers can bring in fantastic external talent and fresh ideas at an affordable price.

You can use a freelance activewear designer to help build your complete fashion collection or just as your own personal freelance tech pack designer.

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Creativity to provide your CADS and Tech Packs.

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Consultancy to

add expertise for the creation of 

your fashion brand. 

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Remote working

over email, phone, messaging

and video calls.

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Expertise working with


you can trust.

What does a Fashion Designer do?

A fashion designer's primary role is to create computer-aided designs (CAD) for a clothing range plan. This will either be from a client concept, or from within their own interpretation of current trends.


Trends can be influenced by catwalks of the haute couture fashion houses or from the streets of cities worldwide. 

The design process starts with the concept, and final products can be months away, so predicting trends of fashionable styles, colours, and fabrics is essential.


Designers often attend fashion tradeshows or monitor apparel trend reports staying up-to-date with trends.

Initially creating a mood board and rough sketches by hand, then uploaded to a computer for ease of necessary adjustments.


Next, the range plans are produced to create collection overviews that can be signed off by the client.


The fashion designer then moves on to create tech packs that can be sent to pattern cutters or direct to a factory for sampling.

Fashion designers are often employed to design a range of menswear, womenswear, and childrenswear apparel.

Hiring a sustainable fashion designer, a fashion designer with good knowledge of sustainable fashion practices, is extremely important in tackling the issues of textile waste and enverionmental impact. 


Products range from underwear to outerwear and accessories for startup fashion labels or well-established fashion brands.


Traditionally there are two seasons in fashion, spring/summer, and autun/winter. With the rising popularity of online fashion brands and direct-to-customer marketing, there's now a need to drop new products and collections monthly to keep collections fresh and new.

Usually, an in-house fashion designer would manage the full product creation process from paper to samples. Producing mood boards, CADs, and tech packs.


A Fashion consultant will provide information on the process and offers ideas but has less control over the apparel design process.

A fashion brand needs more than just a freelance fashion designer.


Graphic designers focus mainly on the images and graphic design aspects.


Pattern cutters, garment technologists, developers help the transition from design to physical products.


Fashion stylists are used at the end of the process to achieve the look and aesthetic that the brand needs to appeal to its customers.

Fashion marketing, fashion PR, and sales are the final piece of the jigsaw. 

Make sure to build the right team to create a successful fashion brand.

Contact Jonathan Mitchell to hire a Freelance Fashion Designer today

Fill in the contact form below and I will get back to you asap to arrange a free 20-minute consultation.

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